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Learners/Loans
  • What services does London Professional College offer?

    We offer an extensive range of easily accessible, nationally accredited courses that have been created to help thousands of people each year improve their career and life prospects through training and learning. They are flexible in design, which means they allow for learning to happen at a time and place suitable to each individual learner, be it in the workplace or at home.

    Market leading and nationally accredited, they include short vocational courses that can be completed in a number of weeks and apprenticeships which last a minimum of a year. If successfully completed, they leave a beneficial personal legacy that can last a lifetime.

    Courses available include health and social care – which are the most comprehensive in the country – business administration, engineering, team leading, management and leadership, and personal development.

    Our courses tie in to essential knowledge and skills required to carry out certain job roles, and are an excellent way of learning, bringing a host of benefits to staff members.

  • Are you involved with Skills Centre schemes?

    We have a range of apprenticeship provision that gives people the skills and qualification to gain employment, and we operate five Skill Centres that support young people in to work.
    Skill Centres in Middlesbrough and Sunderland teach a range of mainly construction skills to NEET young people and unemployed adults, and include painting and decorating, bricklaying, and plastering, as well as administration, retail, and business. We also operate three Military Skill Centres in Yorkshire – in Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield – that give mainly unemployed people the skills they need to prepare for the armed forces or to work in security.

  • Are your courses accredited by UK based Awarding Bodies?

    All our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include Highfield, Focus and Pearson, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence.

  • Do you currently have a good working relationship with employers?

    Our recruitment and learner find services allow us to match jobseekers or those looking for new career opportunities with employers, while employees can access temporary and permanent recruitment services.

    We have the internal capacity to find learners suitable to gain valuable qualifications through our extensive range of training programmes, and we engage directly with employers to help them find learners for specific jobs.

    These services create a clear link between skills development and employment – a fundamental strand of the Government’s new education direction.

  • Do you offer Consultancy or Interim Services?

Employers
  • Can you support employers with Apprenticeship Programmes?

    We support thousands of UK employers through the wide provision of apprenticeships, short vocational courses and bespoke training. Our provision gives employees the skills that can power any business while helping them feel valued and part of a company committed to their professional wellbeing.

    Our apprenticeships are in professions included business, management, health and social care, and manufacturing. Vocational courses include those in health and social care, business and personal development. Our bespoke training covers a broad spectrum of mainly health and social care topics including end of life care, equality and diversity, and nutrition and health, but there are other topics to meet the specific individual needs of employers in many sectors.

  • Can you help employers with recruitment?

    Our recruitment and learner find services allow us to match jobseekers or those looking for new career opportunities with employers, while employees can access temporary and permanent recruitment services.

    We have the internal capacity to find learners suitable to gain valuable qualifications through our extensive range of training programmes, and we engage directly with employers to help them find learners for specific jobs.

    These services create a clear link between skills development and employment – a fundamental strand of the Government’s new education direction.

  • What different types of funding do you offer?

    We work closely with the Government’s Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency, which means we can offer most of our courses fully funded to employers, subject to learner eligibility.

    We also support learners to access 19+ Advanced Learner Loans. The amount available depends on the course, course fee, and maximum amounts set by the Government. The minimum loan amount is £300. A maximum of four 19+ Advanced Learner Loans can be taken for non A Level courses, but only one at a time and not for the same course.

    The loan must be paid back, plus interest, if the learner leaves or changes their course after two weeks or more. More information is available at www.gov.uk/advancedlearningloans

    Impartial advice on 19+ Advanced Learner Loans is available from the Money Advice Service at moneyadviceservice.org.uk

  • Am I able to have consultation to discuss my next step?

    We provide staff training consultations with employers to discuss their individual needs for training. An employee skills scan is completed which will identify the gaps in the teams’ training. We can use these results to work alongside employers to provide their staff with excellent high-quality training which will improve the efficiency and skills of the team.

Recruitment
  • Are you able to refer me to employers/skilled potential employees?

    Our recruitment and learner find services allow us to match jobseekers or those looking for new career opportunities with employers, while employees can access temporary and permanent recruitment services.

    We have the internal capacity to find learners suitable to gain valuable qualifications through our extensive range of training programmes, and we engage directly with employers to help them find learners for specific jobs.

    These services create a clear link between skills development and employment – a fundamental strand of the Government’s new education direction.

  • What other services do you provide to help learners’ progression?

    We provide individual Information, Advice and Guidance sessions with each learner at each stage of learning – before they start their course, during their course and after they have completed. This is to ensure that learners are always being given up to date information and advice to help them to progress into a better job and/or apply for Higher Education.

    We also specialise in Employer Engagement, including helping providers with referrals of apprentices and stand-alone VRQs. We offer guidance on funding priorities, and can provide key analysis and tracking of learners.

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